First, some background. I love gadgets and I read a lot of books. The Kindle was pretty much designed with me in mind, and we’ve owned Kindles in various forms since the original one way back in 2007.
In the last few years, though, nothing tempted me enough to upgrade from my second-generation Paperwhite. Oh, the Voyage seemed nice on paper, but I played with one in store and it seemed a bit slow. Then the original Oasis hit and it, too, seemed nice, but the price was crazy.
Then a month or two ago, Amazon announced a new Oasis. Bigger screen, waterproof, metal body, (very) slightly less crazy price. Plus the glass front and page turn buttons I’d wanted from the original Voyage/Oasis.
I about broke my finger one-clicking that bad boy.
Now I’ve used it for a couple weeks and I’m conflicted. It looks amazing, the larger screen is awesome, and not having to worry about the occasional splash is nice.
It is super uncomfortable to hold.
The new Oasis has the same lopsided back of the original Oasis. It’s supposed to make holding it one-handed easier, because your fingers can curl around the thicker side.
I don’t know if it’s just how I tend to hold the thing or what, but it’s way less comfortable than my Paperwhite, one- or two-handed.
It is so uncomfortable that I’m considering sending it back.
Is anyone else having this problem? Does a case help? I hate to spend more money on something I’m likely returning, but I do love the screen…